About this Event
DATE AND TIME
November 21nd 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Carlu, 7th floor Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 2H4
We’re excited to announce our second annual Women in Data Science Celebration as part of the third annual Toronto Machine Learning Summit!
This year, we’re doing something different. We all know that networking is important, but it can often feel stressful and awkward to initiate a conversation. We want to reduce the stress of networking and facilitate authentic conversations through a more structured approach to networking.
Join us on Thursday, November 21st from 6-9pm for an evening of structured networking. We’ll have inspirational women available for real conversations about working in data science and AI. When you arrive at the event, you’ll have a chance to sign up for appointments to speak with these women in small groups.
We’d love to connect you with women who can share their experiences to help you with your current goals as well as your future aspirations. We’ll have women spanning different levels of experience and with different backgrounds.
Just getting started?
We’ll have women working in data science roles with 1-2 and 3-5 years of experience, who can share how they got their first job and what to look for in new opportunities.
Been working in the field for a while?
We’ll have women in senior roles, including individual contributors, managers, and directors, so you can learn about what career progression looks like in data science.
Looking to lead big teams, or start something new?
You’ll want to meet with the executives and founders we’ll also have present.
The appointments will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so make sure you arrive early!
In addition to structured networking, we’ll have general networking and opportunities to speak with female-led startups. We’ll provide some common topics to help start conversations and have colour-coded name-tags to make it easy to find individuals with different levels of experience.
- Idea is to focus on facilitating authentic and less stressful connections
- Talks are great, but often only a handful of individuals get to ask questions
- Networking provides more connections but can be stressful and it can feel awkward to initiate a conversation
- This year, we’re going to try something new. We want to experiment with a form of structured networking, where attendees can sign up for small group conversations with individuals spanning different levels of experience. There will be hiccups, there will be things to learn, but we’re hoping you’ll join us in trying this out.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- New grads
- Individuals with work experience looking to get into data science
- Academics looking to get into data science
- Individuals with 1-2 years of experience
- Individuals with 3-5 years of experience
- Senior team members (e.g., senior individual contributors, managers, directors)
- Senior Leadership, Founders, CTOs, VCs
Event Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM / 9:00 PM
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Open Networking + Food/Drinks
6:20 PM – 6:35 PM – Opening remarks from Maria D’Angelo, PhD and Kishawna Peck.
7:00 PM – 8:15 PM – Structured networking session (for those who signed up), 10 or 15 minute sessions
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Open networking with startups and meetup displays in main area
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